Importance of Physiotheraphy in daily life

Today’s lifestyle is more of sedentary-oriented-many people are spending most of their time glued up in their chairs with minimal activity, which can lower their quality of life and lead to a myriad of lifestyles ailments such as diabetes, heart diseases, and stroke.

A strong, supple and healthy body can reduce and even eliminate the need for many type of medication over time. Physical exercises, in particular, provide a lot of benefits such as keeping your weight in check, preventing metabolic syndrome, and even some disease such as type 2 diabetes.

Physiotherapy, to be specific, is an all rounded treatment that advocates for the use of non-invasive and non-surgical procedures to treat joint problems or functions that may arise due to injuries, aging, or infection by a disease.

Physiotherapy has come a long way, and its advancement to the present day can be attributed to the research-based practice. For example, aside from the treatment of the physical condition, advancement in the physiotherapy domain has seen Brampton physiotherapy speclialists at HealthMax Physiotherapy clinic address other conditions such as neurological conditions, cardiopulmonary and orthopedic conditions among toddlers, children, teen, adults and geriatric population.

According to Oak Ntse Makabanyane, a specialists in IT for healthcare at Zeta Clinic, physiotherapy now offers a more holistic approach and is patient-centered. This is to mean that patients can experience numerous benefits from physiotherapy, as it manages a diverse range of conditions. Moreover, the physiotherapist was quick to point out that physiotherapy addresses not only the health aspect of an individual but also the well-being aspect.

Physiotherapy works to strengthen and heal the body. The methods used in the process are particularly useful for an injury or illness. However, it can also be used to prevent, treat, and manage a host of other health conditions such as stroke, back pains, cardiopulmonary issues, neck pains, asthma, high blood pressure and a myriad of other lifestyle-related conditions.

Like any other treatment, side effects are bound to happen once in awhile depending on the patient that is in for the treatment. However, Makabanyane asserts that the physiotherapy techniques and modalities are safe with non-existent side effects. This statement may arise or is further underlined by the fact that the evidence-based research indicates no occurrence of side effect when using the treatment. “However, due to the nature of the treatment, or rather the administration of certain modalities, some side effects are bound to happen,” highlighted Makabanyane.

Some of the universally practiced physiotherapy techniques include therapeutic Ultrasound, Interferential Therapy, and Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation. Most of the techniques are hand-on requiring the use of massage, joint mobilization, therapeutic exercise, dry needling, and acupuncture.

Makabanyane pointed out that manual therapy was the most common type of treatment used in the management of musculoskeletal issues. Some examples of manual therapy include spinal manipulations, traction technique, and therapeutic massage.

According to Makabanyane, the type treatment is based on the nature of your condition. Also, the duration of the treatment depends on the physiotherapy setting.

Whether you’re a clerk, a sports aficionado or a social worker, the importance of having physiotherapy cannot be underestimated. It has become an essential part in marinating a healthy and strong body.